GASB addresses questions about fair value, tax abatement

A new implementation guide clarifies practice issues.

Implementation guidance from GASB addresses questions about new standards for state and local government financial reporting.

Fair value and tax abatement disclosures are the primary issues for Implementation Guide No. 2016-1, Implementation Guidance Update—2016.

In addition, the guide reinstates certain previously superseded questions and answers that have been updated for the effects of newly issued standards on pensions and other post-employment benefits. Other practice issues also are addressed in the implementation guide, which takes effect for reporting periods beginning after June 15, 2016.

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100th ANNIVERSARY

Black CPA Centennial, 1921–2021

With 2021 marking the 100th anniversary of the first Black licensed CPA in the United States, a yearlong campaign kicked off to recognize the nation’s Black CPAs and encourage greater progress in diversity, inclusion, and equity in the CPA profession.